The oil of rosemary is an amazing solution that is used for various purposes. The oil is considered highly medicinal (which it actually is!) and hence has a world-wide appeal. Even as far as its demnad in the world market is concerned, it is highly sought after.
Rosemary essential oil is extracted by a method of steam distillation of the entire flowering plants that bloom in the Spring and early Summer. The resulting liquid of the rosemary essential oil is a light buttery yellow. Rosemary essential oils have a strong woodsy, camphor-like aroma. It is estimated that it takes close to 70 pounds of the flowering plant to yield one pound of the essential oil
Not all rosemary essential oils are created the same. The oil from France is known to be more effective for the liver while the essential oils from Span is considered better for the heart.
Although rosemary originated in the Mediterranean regions, it is currently widely cultivated in -
Rosemary is steeped in folklore and it is believed by some alchemists, although not scientifically proven, that the proper rosemary formulas will attract elves, fairies and other good energies to your abode.
Modern day alchemists often use rosemary oil or herbs as part of their earth magic. The late Scott Cunningham, author of many contemporary folk magic works recommended several recipes that included the use of rosemary.
Cunningham recommended the use of rosemary herbs or essential oil to dispel jealousy, excel in job interviews and for general house and office purification and cleansing. Not really all that different than what the ancient Romans believed.
You can also ingest rosemary as an herb or tea. Try baking a wonderful fresh loaf of bread with a little fresh rosemary mixed into the batter or use it to garnish baked fowl.
According to the Ancient Chinese sage Chiang-tse, “perfume will always help you along the way of wisdom.” A little vial of rosemary oil that is inhaled when your brain is tired will help to increase concentration and eliminate boredom.
Rosemary is also considered by herbalists to be a wonderful aid for students cramming for examines. It will give then an energy pick-up, help their concentration and allow them to study more efficiently.
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